Articles By Rabbi Louis Jacobs

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    Rabbi Louis Jacobs

    Rabbi Dr. Louis Jacobs (1920-2006) was a Masorti rabbi, the first leader of Masorti Judaism (also known as Conservative Judaism) in the United Kingdom, and a leading writer and thinker on Judaism.


    • MJL Author Article 90

      Respect in the Synagogue

      Rabbinic restrictions on behavior in the synagogue reveal continuing tension between ordinary Jews' sense of being at home and at ease there, and the desire of rabbis to set it apart as a sacred place.

    • MJL Author Article 91

      The Editing of the Talmud

      How the sages' debates across many generations became the monumental works known as the Babylonian and Jerusalem Talmuds

    • MJL Author Article 92

      Amen

      Word found at the end of prayers has a long, complex history.

    • MJL Author Article 93

      Noah's Flood

      Story, whether factual or not, finds similarities in Babylonian myth.

    • MJL Author Article 94

      Kedushah

      Sanctifying God's name, like the angels.

    • MJL Author Article 95

      Claude Montefiore

      A founder of Liberal Judaism in England.

    • MJL Author Article 96

      Tobacco

      Jewish authorities have much to say about using, and abusing, this substance.

    • MJL Author Article 97

      Slander

      Jewish law's response to slander over the ages moved from strong disapproval to imposing real communal consequences.

    • MJL Author Article 98

      Ordination (Semihah)

      How does a rabbi become a rabbi?

    • MJL Author Article 99

      Haskalah in Russia and Galicia

      The development and expansion of the Jewish Enlightenment.


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